Wavelength – Ian Breakwell and Kevin Coyne

Friday 12th February sees the opening of an exhibition “The Elusive State of Happiness” a retrospective of the works of Ian Breakwell (1943-2005) at the Quad Gallery, Derby. A fellow student of Breakwell’s at Derby College of Art was Kevin Coyne (1944-2004) (as was artist Andrew Greaves). In 1977-79 Breakwell and Coyne made a film together called The Institution. Reading of an unpublished letter from Ian Breakwell to a former teacher asking for a job circa 1970. Poem; The Ape Age by Coyne from a catalogue for their first show after leaving Art School. Tracks from Marjory Razorblade by Kevin Coyne, originally released in 1973 and reissued in 2010 with previously unreleased material: Marjory Razorblade, Marlene, Talking to No One, Do Not Shout at Me Father and Marjory Razorblade Suite live at Hyde Park 1974.

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